Good Morning


When I stopped hugging the bed this morning I thought “another dull day” but as I was busy preparing my morning actions I notice a shy light arriving outside. My next action was to grab my mobile phone ready perhaps for a photo, and sure enough the sun was rising over the clouds. The second action was to return to the kitchen and get my Nikon DLSR with the zoom lens to get a closer view, although the sun was already retreating behind the clouds. However I shot a few photos and the action was finished. This is the photo from the phone, but everything seems to be there.


Otherwise not very much action this morning. The birds were all waiting with patience for me to fill the feeder(s). I now have to scatter some food on the path from the meadow to keep the big birds happy.

Yesterday was the Friday trip to the store for the weekend food. Mr. Swiss picked up the new glass frames that had been organised as the others as the hinge had broken off at the edge, so whilst I was touring from shelf to shelf in the food section, his new glasses were being fixed. I was glad to get it all behind me yesterday. It was a stress to actually get organised. Golden oldies tend to forget things when they go places, and I had to return home after just leaving as Mr. Swiss realised he had forgotten the eye glasses he needed. Despite the fact that we were later arriving yesterday afternoon at the store, I managed to make up for lost time somehow. Although we senior citizens do not have lost time, we just have time.


The green finches returned yesterday, so the other birds left. Somehow they have respect from these sharp beaked visitors, I think they are probably the bird mafia, and have first pickings, although it seems the food supply had already been emptied on this photo.


I treated myself to a poinsettia yesterday at the store. They had a large selection at reasonable prices and now it is the time of the year for a Christmas plant I suppose. I must admit I have pushed Christmas to one side over the last couple of years. It is not my thing (being a non believer), but the decorations and atmosphere are nice to have at the end of the year. Mr. Swiss and I decided an excursion into the hobby room would be an idea to see what we still have in decorations. I know we have two miniature Christmas trees and another one that even has music when it turns, so they will be retrieved.

I am really proud of No. 1 son as the moment. He is such a good help and has now cleared my front garden of the leaves from my Japanese maple and removed all the unwanted plants. I have been sorting stuff in the cellar and he told me yesterday he has put the 60 liter bag I filled into the garbage container. I was so pleased as I actually wanted to divide it into two bags as it was so heavy but he said it was no problem. It was full of shoes from my earlier days when I even went for walks. Today I am glad to have something comfortable for my feet and the only walks I do are with the supermarket trolley for support or in my wheelchair. Things are progressing with my removal of no longer needed articles.

And now to move on to the shower and other chores. Have a good day everyone, enjoy.


9 thoughts on “Good Morning

    • I have had good ones and not so good, but i am learning. Not too much water and not direct sunlight. I keep them outside during the summer, but they rarely survive until the next Winter


    • Few house?! That’s not good, However, poinsettias are so intensively forced into bloom that the transition from their greenhouses into your home could easily stress them out. They typically get some time to ‘harden off’ once they get removed from a greenhouse, or so so in transition. Those that are the freshest get the least time to adjust. As a horticulturist, I rather dislike the common forced poinsettias. They are regarded as disposable. They are still an important horticultural commodity.


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